This old time radio show was based on the detective, Nick Carter, who was in Street and Smith’s novels and pulp magazines. The show was first called The Return of Nick Carter, but was soon renamed Nick Carter, Master Detective. Lon Clark played Nick Carter and the show ran from 1943 until 1955. The spinoff, Chick Carter, Boy Detective was a serial adventure that ran from 1943-1945. Chick Carter was Nick Carter’s adopted son.